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Watermelon vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Watermelon and Mandarin orange

  • Mandarin orange is richer than Watermelon in Vitamin C, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Mandarin orange is 21% higher.
  • Watermelon contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Watermelon, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +428.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.042
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 8% 5% 10% 1% 3% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Calcium +428.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.042

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +229.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.3%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 35% 1% 0% 27% 9% 5% 4% 14% 11% 3% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +229.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.3%
Contains more Folate +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.216

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Watermelon Mandarin orange
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Watermelon Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 7.15g 11.54g Mandarin orange
Protein 0.61g 0.81g Mandarin orange
Fats 0.15g 0.31g Mandarin orange
Carbs 7.55g 13.34g Mandarin orange
Calories 30kcal 53kcal Mandarin orange
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 3.36g 2.4g Watermelon
Sugar 6.2g 10.58g Watermelon
Fiber 0.4g 1.8g Mandarin orange
Calcium 7mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.24mg 0.15mg Watermelon
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 11mg 20mg Mandarin orange
Potassium 112mg 166mg Mandarin orange
Sodium 1mg 2mg Watermelon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.07mg Watermelon
Copper 0.042mg 0.042mg
Vitamin A 569IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8.1mg 26.7mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.036mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B3 0.178mg 0.376mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.216mg Watermelon
Vitamin B6 0.045mg 0.078mg Mandarin orange
Folate 3µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Watermelon
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.002mg Watermelon
Threonine 0.027mg 0.016mg Watermelon
Isoleucine 0.019mg 0.017mg Watermelon
Leucine 0.018mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.062mg 0.032mg Watermelon
Methionine 0.006mg 0.002mg Watermelon
Phenylalanine 0.015mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine 0.016mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine 0.006mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.039g Watermelon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.06g Mandarin orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.065g Mandarin orange

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Watermelon Mandarin orange
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Watermelon
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
6
Watermelon
8
Mandarin orange

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
4%
Watermelon
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
8%
Watermelon
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
1%
Watermelon
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Watermelon
Watermelon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watermelon
Watermelon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watermelon
Watermelon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Watermelon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167765/nutrients
  2. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.